FASHION There’s a celebratory theme to this month’s selection of luxury watches and accessories
Angelus has announced its Gold & Carbon Flying Tourbillon, limited to 18 pieces. The timepiece features a 42·5 mm diameter case in carbon composite and red gold, housing its A-250 calibre held by an 18 ct 5N red gold case middle. The strap is in black rubber. As there is no dial, it features 18 ct red gold bridges. A one-minute flying tourbillon is positioned at 6 o’clock, next to a bridge that does not hold it in place. Retail price in Switzerland is SFr.68,900.
Logomania is back in a big way at Chanel, with its Wanted range. Each one of the six limited editions plays with the Chanel logotype. The J12 Highly Wanted is an all-black watch with the logotype on the bezel and dial. The J12 Wanted de Chanel watches are available in 38 mm and 33 mm models, each reinterpreting the word Chanel in a different way; the former allowing the letters to take pride of place without disturbance from the usual markers on the dial, while the latter piles on multiple, smaller appearances of the word, white on white. The Première Wanted de Chanel uses the six letters as chains in a bracelet, while the Boy·Friend Wanted de Chanel sees the six letters in metal, rivetted to the leather strap. Finally, the Code Coco Wanted de Chanel adopts a similar idea of letters on the leather strap, but as the face of the watch is quite small, the word becomes more dominant.
The Outlierman (first covered by us in August 2020) has inked a licensing agreement with the prestigious 24 Heures du Mans car race, débuting its first items: three driving gloves named for points along the Le Mans race track. The Arnage, Mulsanne, and Tertre Rouge gloves spearhead a wider collection that will include ties, pocket squares, silk and cashmere scarves, leather helmet bags, wallets, and swim shorts. The gloves are 100 per cent hand-made in Italy. The Arnage has intricate rock-and-roll stitching, the Mulsanne has contrasting waxed thread sewn into its soft nappa lambskin, and the Tertre Rouge feature the official Le Mans logo.
Carl F. Bucherer, the Lucerne watchmaker, has released its Heritage BiCompax Annual Hometown Edition for 2022. There are 16 models, each showing a different city, represented by an engraving on the back of the case. On the front are gradient dials (silver in the centre, going to darker shades toward the outer rim), and five available colours (yellow, brown, burgundy, green, and mint). The hands are rhodium-plated, there is a chronograph seconds’ hand, a tachymeter scale, a big date aperture at the 12 o’clock position, and the month indicator between 4 and 5 o’clock. Represented cities are Lucerne, Basel, Berne, Genève, St Gallen, Zermatt, Zürich, Wien, Paris, Berlin, München, Beijing, London, Mumbai, New York, and Tokyo. Each is limited to 88 pieces, with the exception of Beijing, which has an edition of 188 pieces. •
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First published in the August 2020 issue of Lucire KSA